This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, the specific problems women face in meeting the highest attainable standards of health, and the policies and actions that can address them. Highlighting the importance of intersecting social hierarchies (e.g. gender, class and ethnicity) for understanding health inequities and their implications for health policy, contributors detail and recommend policy approaches and agendas that incorporate, but go beyond commonly acknowledged issues relating to women's health and gender equity in health.
1. Gender as a Social Determinant of Health: Evidence, Policies and Innovations Gita Sen and Piroska A-stlin 2. The Social Body: Gender and the Burden of Disease Rachel Snow 3. Inequalities and Intersections in Health: A Review of the Evidence Aditi Iyer, Gita Sen and Piroska A-stlin 4. Gendered Health Outcomes of an "Endless" War on Terror Rosalind Petchesky and Melissa Laurie 5. Gender, Health and Poverty in Latin America Karina Batthyany and Sonia Correa 6. Gender Norms and Empowerment: 'What Works' to Increase Equity for Women and Girls Helen Keleher 7. Challenging Gender in Patient-Provider Interactions Veloshnee Govender and Loveday Penn-Kekana 8. Exploring the Gendered Dimensions of Human Resources for Health Asha George 9. Accountability to Citizens on Gender and Health Ranjani K. Murthy 10. Gender Mainstreaming in Health: The Emperor's New Clothes? T.K.S. Ravindran and A. Kelkar-Khambete